In response to growing market demand for data center hosting and cloud services, Latisys Corporation expanded their Oak Brook, Illinois facility by more than 20,000 sf of raised floor space for high-density applications with flexibility to accommodate multiple tenants.
The data center facility houses corporate information and websites for approximately 70 companies and organizations, and Latisys' customers rely on them for security and reliability. The facility contains N+1 configuration and 2N to customers' equipment; multiple redundant UPS; multiple thermal layers and real-time electronic adjustment of cooling needs for each individual cage or cabinet space; and a 24x7x365 manned network operation center. Its state-of-the-art monitoring system provides real-time data con equipment operation, enabling easy system management and instant identification of problems.
ESD provided master planning, engineering, and technology design services for this expansion. We continued to assist Latisys by creating marketing materials for the facility and setting up potential tenant introductions.